Variegated Corn Cob Cactus

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  •  Euphorbia mammillaris variegata, also known as Indian Corn Cob, is a fast-growing shrublet with thick stems that are chalky green, erect and ribbed. These stems can turn rosy pink in colder weather.

     At maturity, the plant can reach 8-10 inches (20-35 cm) tall. Each stem can have from 7 to 17 ribs with thick hexagonal tubercles placed next to each other vertically, which resembles the look of a corn cob. The spines are pinkish white, thick and pointy like toothpicks, up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) long and scattered around the stem.

     From late winter to early summer, Euphorbia mammillaris variegata produces small red and orange flowers from each stem. Protect from frost.

     All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
  •  Full Sun, Partial Sun.

     Well-drained, porous cactus mix.

     Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Water more regularly from March to September its growing season). Reduce watering to a minimum in the winter.

     Repotting In late winter or early spring.

     You can propagate Euphorbia mammillaris by cuttings in late spring or summer. Precaution: All Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to the human body. If you accidentally come in contact with this sap, be careful not to touch your face or eyes and immediately wash your hands with soap and water.
  • USDA Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C).
  • Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging. We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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KL
07/07/2020
Kathy L.
United States United States
Cute little guy!

I received my Variegated Corn Cob Cactus a week ago and really like it. Rather than one plant, I received several smaller, healthy plants together. I can’t wait to see how they grow!

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TH
06/25/2020
Tricia H.
United States United States
Variegated Corn Cob cactus

Excellent plant, very healthy & already growing in my garden. Would definately purchase from this retailer again!

TH
06/16/2020
Tricia H.
United States United States
This was an awesome find!

Plant arrived in excellent condition, carefully pkg'd & just as healthy as could be. I planted it the same day & it appears to be thriving! It's so unique & l just love it!

EM
05/26/2020
Edna M.
United States United States
Variegated corn on the cob

The cactus got here well packaged and in fantastic condition . Definitely will order again.

JP
05/12/2020
Jessica P.
United States United States
Great!

Excellent service, plants arrived quickly and in great shape, will buy again!

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